How to Customize Your Classic Dress With Accessories
With the simple addition of a few classic dress
accessories such as a classic handbag, a few jewelery, or a scarf, you can take your classic dress and give it a quick style update for a summer beach wedding, prom, or special occasion.
Your classic black maxi dress can be dressed up with classic accessories, such as a bright handbag, a bold cocktail ring, or a tropical based scarf such as a bold Hawaiian print scarf.
Types of Classic Dresses
When you select your classic dress, be sure to pick up at least one of each of these four options so that your outfit will have versatility.
Above the Knee:When you have that contest central figure at the top of your class, such as a pretty woman taking a seat in a beautiful ornate compartment like an upmarket hotel or a young lawyer getting ready to leave the office in a matter of minutes, you want a classic dress with just a touch of uptightness.
A knee-length gown with a slight flare at the top half will make you look taller and slimmer and hold your shape well. A halter style of classic black will create a slimming look especially if made of a silky material like silk or linen, since it will raise the bust line.
The one-shoulder dress will make you look stunning, especially if the material matches your skin tone.
Fit and flare dresses are perfect for looking ready for a walk on the beach, a romantic dinner, or just a casual day of shopping. The style airy and light in color will make you feel like a goddess on earth in spite of the 50 or 60 degree temperature.
A silky black outfit will look marvelous at nighttime, especially if cut above the knee and featuring bright metallic gold or silver hardware.
The Right Waistline:
Sparingly gorgeous gowns won’t make you grandma if your torso bears the wrong proportion. A fierce halter or strapless number will keep the focus on your arms and flawless legs.
Wear a plunging, embellished bustier if you want to draw attention to your hourglass figure. Steer clear of a tight-fitting outfit that will emphasize your curvaceous figure.
The right classic dress is made from a unique fabric, which imbues it with longevity and a lived-in quality. The longer and more detailed the prom dress, the more it will matter and last effectively.
Classic chiffon has a unique flow that notes the minutable lines of the gown. The richness of the fabric can provide just enough warmth to support your body during a chilly evening. It will also drape beautifully in the process of drawing attention to your lovely legs.
A highly glossy, highly shiny silk will scream beauty, as well as class, whether worn as a full-length ball gown or side-made in a mermaid style.
What’s Your Body Type?
While classical shapes can be shredded and layered into many sexy and modern outfits, there are two types of body shapes: an hourglass figure or a pear shape.
Hourglass figures are the luckiest ones, because their bodies are basically equal in measurement. For this shape, just about anything works.
A corset helps to show off shapely bust and hips, and even more – and you do not have any trouble lacing up a complicated ball gown.
Conversely, pear shapes are heavier at the bottom and can put on more pressure to the hips and thighs, so fabric that highlights this area may help to make the pear look more proportional.
Shapes like A-line and Empire show off the best shapely shapes. A shape like pear also runs fairly close to the hourglass, but with generous curves for better proportion.
Color generally does make a big difference in the look of a dress. Different tones, hues and shades all have an impact.
Classic black is of course the original all-weather dress color, but in its various interpretations. Stains, metallic effects, and other prints add excitement. Sweet shades like scarlet or orange are pleasing. Chequered, shimmery fabrics bring intrigue.
Another option is color with accents. Lace accents are currently a favorite option along with animal print. Items with sequins and beads can give you a little bounce and jazz.
Just about any fabric can be used to create a classic evening gown. Chiffon, organza, tissue, satin, metallic, lace, sheers, and tulle all work. Popular necklines include halter, scoop (which reveals more of the bust), strapless, and bateau (with or without straps).
Choose accessories and other embellishments that are easily transferred from
day to night to make your classic dress extra versatile.